Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Archive for September, 2005
My brother has a kegerator. What is a kegarator you ask? Well, in his case it’s an old beaten up mustard-yellow basement refrigerator that he knocked a big hole in, installed a tap, and hooked up a 5-gallon soda keg full of his homebrew to which chills in the main compartment. In the upper freezer […]
Skulking around the stalls of my farmers market the other day, these Cranberry Beans immediately caught my eye. Haricots Écossés (pronounced air-ee-koe ay-koe-say) literally translates to Beans Shelled or Shelled Beans, as we’d say, which is one of the more staid names for this beautiful bean, though it must be shelled to be eaten so […]
Back in Boston, there’s this little barbecue place in Somerville called Redbones. Redbones has long been touted as the best barbecue in the area. You get bibs, eat in the basement off newspapers, and they even have their own pit. Friends, reviewers, and even men from Tennessee raved about Redbones, so I went and ate. […]
Title: Chef de Cuisine, PlumpJack Cafe Home town: Lexington KY been in the Bay Area for about a year and half 1. What were meals like for you growing up?Awful! My mom wasn’t a very good cook. We ate well-done burgers and well-done meatloaf. But we had a farm so we had plenty of vegetables […]
I was first introduced to this precocious plum known as the Mirabelle while dining at the unparalleled White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine. I was celebrating a friend’s birthday and we had a choice of four intermezzos (palate cleansers). I left the decision in the gifted hands of Chef Jonathan Cartwright with whom I’d cooked […]
Parkhouse Eatery in the funky neighborhood of University Heights was recommended by the same friend who batted us such a delicious home run with Saffron. We booked over there one late Saturday afternoon and just managed to get in for lunch before they closed. We may have been their final customers, but they couldn’t have […]